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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 2276-2282

Muscle Fatigue Analysis of Hilly Women of Meghalaya Involved in Sericulture Activities
Swapnali Borah* and Nilakshi Borah
College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author

Work risk is an inescapable part of hilly tribal women of Meghalaya involved in Sericulture industry. Women workers mainly of reproductive age groups were affected by work risk. The aim of this research was to analysis muscle fatigue of hilly women in sericulture industry so that work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) can be prevented. Thirty women workers from East Garo Hills of Meghalaya were selected randomly for the purpose of the study and the activity of sericulture was divided into three parts viz. rearing of worm, extracting of pupa from cocoon and reeling of fibre for in depth study of the activity. Rodgers muscle fatigue analysis tool was used to assess the amount of fatigue that accumulates in muscles during various works and to know risk level for each body regions. Result showed that upper limbs, neck and back were affecting in all activities of sericulture industry and particularly exertion risk was high in wrist, arm and hand while extracting pupa from cocoon.

Keywords: Rodgers Muscle Fatigue Analysis, Meghalaya, Sericulture Activities, Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder, East Garo Hills

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Swapnali Borah and Nilakshi Borah. 2021. Muscle Fatigue Analysis of Hilly Women of Meghalaya Involved in Sericulture Activities.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2276-2282. doi:
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